|Stage Name:||Virat Kohli|
|Real Name:||Burst Kohli|
Date Of Birth/Age:
|05 November 1988 (35 Years Old)|
|Place of Birth:||Delhi, India|
|Marital Status:||Anushka Sharma|
Virat Kohli is an Indian international cricketer. He is the former captain of the Indian national cricket team and currently represents Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL and Delhi in domestic cricket. Kohli is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the sport’s history. He is also the highest run scorer in T20I and IPL, the fourth-highest run-scorer in international cricket, and is second in the list of most international centuries scored. He equaled Sachin Tendulkar in scoring most One Day International centuries. In 2011, Kohli was a member of the Indian team that won the Cricket World Cup and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. He was named the male cricketer of the decade by the International Cricket Council in 2020.
Virat Kohli was born and raised in New Delhi on 5 November 1988. He spent his formative years in Uttam Nagar and commenced his early education at Vishal Bharti Public School. He trained at the West Delhi Cricket Academy and started his youth career with the Delhi Under-15 team.
DNA India reports that Kohli has a staggering net worth of over ₹1,000 crore, which places him among the top 100 wealthiest athletes globally. His main income sources are cricket, social media endorsements, marketing partnerships, and companies.
Sportskeeda also reports that Kohli has a net worth of $112 million (about Rs 927 crore). He was ranked the 61st highest-paid among all athletes worldwide by the publication in 2022. According to a Forbes estimate, he made roughly Rs 279 crore. His endorsement deals alone brought in Rs 256 crore.
Virat Kohli is married to Bollywood star Anushka Sharma. Sharma has received several awards, including a Filmfare Award. As of 2018, she was named one of the highest-paid actresses in India. She has also appeared in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 since 2012 and was featured by Forbes Asia in their 30 Under 30 list in 2018.
Mother & Father
Kohli was born into a Punjabi Hindu family in Delhi, India. His father, Prem Kohli, worked as a criminal lawyer, and his mother, Saroj Kohli, served as a housewife. His family revealed that Kohli exhibited an early affinity for cricket as a mere three-year-old. He picked up a cricket bat, displayed natural skill, and requested his father to bowl to him.
At nine, his father assisted his aspirations and arranged for him to meet Rajkumar Sharma. Sharma initially perceived him as just another enthusiastic and determined young boy but was impressed by Kohli’s accuracy and power in throwing two weeks later. Kohli’s father considered enrolling him in a professional cricket academy upon the advice of a neightbour. They believed that his cricketing abilities merited more than just playing in gully cricket.
Despite receiving offers to relocate his son to influential clubs, which would have ensured his selection, Kohli’s father declined the proposals. He was determined that Kohli should earn his recognition based on his merit. He also hoped to overcome the system of nepotism and deceit prevalent in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).
On 18 December 2006, his father died due to a cerebral attack. Kohli credited his father as the one who drove him to practice every day and said he missed his father’s presence at times. His mother noticed a change in his behaviour following his father’s passing. She noted that he became more mature.
Kohli and his wife, Anushka Sharma welcomed their first child in 2021. Their daughter is named Vamika. In October 2023, it was reported that the couple was expecting their second child.
According to DNA India, Virat Kohli and his wife, Anushka Sharma, bought an Alibaigh villa for 19 crores. The 8-acre site was reported to be designed by Sussanne Khan. The property features exquisite interior design, a large outdoor pool, and luxurious embellishments. Kohli and Sharma also own lavish estates in Mumbai and Gurgaon. “In addition, when he grew his One8 Commune, musician Kishore Kumar recently turned his home into a restaurant,” the publication reports.
DNA India also reports that Kohli owns an impressive car collection that includes the Bentley Continental GT, Bentley Flying Spur, Audi R8 LMX Limited Edition, Audi R8 V10 and Audi A8L W12 Quattro which are worth crores.
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